Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-22

  • Ten percent of the tulip tree's leaves have turned yellow in response to the drought. Goldfinches pass through like a yellow wind. #
  • Picking bergamot leaves, I'm startled by one leaf that leaps to escape: a katydid. It watches me wild-eyed from an adjacent plant. #
  • @Motionpoems Congratulations! Quite an honor. in reply to Motionpoems #
  • An enormous horsefly patrols the porch railing, gray and golden hairs shining in the sun. The faint croaks of a raven somewhere to the west. #
  • Distant thunder. A black ichneumon wasp walks circles on the porch floor, its wings flickering jerkily like images in a silent film. #
  • @ThePoetsLizard @seon_joon Well, somebody did have a *rather* dyspeptic Facebook update on just that very spelling error not long ago. in reply to ThePoetsLizard #
  • @ggreenwald I click on @mondoweiss to see who I know follows this "hate site": a Church of the Brethren minister and two rabbis. in reply to ggreenwald #
  • The true story of Pandora: http://t.co/ETgCd0RF #
  • At last @tejucole has taken up blogging again, this time at the @newinquiryhttp://t.co/2bDQiGVj Somewhere Abdul-Walid is chuckling. #
  • @JasonDCrane If you're in NYC, that couldn't be very many people. I'd say they're probably not right in the head, but harmless. in reply to JasonDCrane #
  • @JasonDCrane Oh wait, no—you'ns are in Bellefonte. You're on your own there buddy. Watch out for the scrapple. in reply to JasonDCrane #
  • The sound of a hummingbird at full throttle: a male rocketing back and forth in front of the cedar tree for a hidden female audience of one. #
  • Lorem ipsum move over—it's hipster ipsum. http://t.co/yJABRigF #
  • A deer leaps and twists in the tall grass to elude a fly, his damp pelt pale as a salmon, hoarse breathing just audible above the rain. #
  • Twenty Second Filmpoem: 20 poets, 20 seconds each http://t.co/Wn6EQEgq by @alastaircook – wonderful #micropoetry and #videopoetry #
  • .@nprmusic needs to hire @tejucole to host a weekly radio program—I love the Friday top-ten lists. (Might be hard to pigeon-hole, though.) #
  • Spiderwebs in the meadow and the big rosettes of mullein leaves next to the road glisten with their haul of beads from last night's rain. #
  • Reading the Icelandic sagas: http://t.co/aMy0US2R #
  • Twitter humor is getting awfully sophisticated these days! @KimKierkegaard and @50ShedsofGrey are worth the price of admission. #
  • @KrisLindbeck Thanks for the hand-crafted RT! in reply to KrisLindbeck #